Randy Cribbs is a native of Florida and lifelong student of the Ancient City. A retired Army officer, he is a 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist, a  2011 da Vinci Eye finalist and Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist; a recipient of the 2010 FPA President’s Best Book Awards Silver Medal for Young Adult fiction; a 2009 Moonbeam Young Adult Horror/Mystery Silver Medal; a 2009 FWA Royal Palm Literary Best Book Award; 2009 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist; two 2007 FPA President’s Best Book Awards; and a 2006 FWA Royal Palm Literary Best Book Award. He holds degrees from the University of Florida, Pacific Lutheran University, Jacksonville State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Armed Forces Staff College. He is the author of ten books: ‘Were You There?, Vietnam Notes’; ‘Tales From the Oldest City’; ‘One Summer In The Old Town’; ‘Illumination Rounds’ ; ‘The Vessel..tinaja: an Ancient City Mystery’ ; ‘Ancient City Treasures’ ; ‘Ghosts: Another Summer in the Old Town’ and ‘Just A Dog and the Musings of His Pet.’ ; "Everything Is"; Old St Augustine Through the Centuries.  He currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida.

Pet play time: Randy and Murphy
​enjoying the St. Johns River

About the Author

His books can be purchased at ;; including Amazon Kindle ebooks and viewed at Autographed copies may be ordered by emailing the author at  If you are a St. Augustine native, his books are available at many locations in "The Old Town". You may contact the publisher, River Press, LLC  for large orders by Phone 904 563 6277; FAX at 904 940 5178 or mail at 52 Tuscan Way Ste 202 # 404, St Augustine, FL 32092.